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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Give Your old Cell Phone New Life

Cindy B sent in a link to ReCellular, a company here in the states that takes old cell phones, refurbishes them and gives a great deal of money to charity all at the same time. I can't vouch for these guys but their mission statement is dead on and they have won a heap of environmental awards from places like the EPA and the National Recycling Coalition. E-waste, specifically from cell phones which have a HUGE turnover rate, is a major problem. It looks like these folks are offering at least a partial solution. The real solution is don't get a new cell phone every year, but if you need to, at least this is a better alternative to chucking it. While I think of it, another thing to do if you have an old cell and car charger you don't need is to keep them in the glove box of your car. Even out of service cells are required to work for 911, so it's a good emergency tool to have in there.

Dave

2 comments:

Nancy Marie said...

I have tried to convince my family we dont need new phones each year and they think I am a crank!

CĂ©line said...

For more information, you can also check out the website secret-life.org and watch the video The Secret Life of Cell Phones.